LINGUIST List 4.837

Fri 15 Oct 1993

Qs: Bedtime reading, Do-support, Lakota tribe, Nonverbal

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  • Edith A Moravcsik, linguist list
  • Steven Schaufele, Query: Do-Support
  • Sean Day, Query -- Lakota address
  • , Nonverbal communication and FL teaching

    Message 1: linguist list

    Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1993 16:44:52 linguist list
    From: Edith A Moravcsik <>
    Subject: linguist list

    I am in the process of compiling a list of "bed-time readings" for undergraduates on linguistic topics. What I am looking for is books on any linguistic topic that are not technical (they do not presuppose more than an Intro course in linguistics) and that are interesting and informative. The goal is two-fold: to get students to read more for pleasure and to have them learn about language in a painless way.

    So far I have the following on my list: Peter and Jill de Villiers' book "Early language"; two books on Genie (by S. Curtiss and by R. Rymer); books on ape language research (Patterson and Linden on Koko; the Premacks on Sarah; Terrace on Nim); Wilfred Funk's book on word origins; and Dixon's "Searching for Aboriginal languages". If you have any recommendations to make, please let me know. I will then publish the resulting list on the linguist network just in case somebody else wants to make use of it.


    Edith Moravcsik (

    Message 2: Query: Do-Support

    Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1993 21:04:01 Query: Do-Support
    From: Steven Schaufele <>
    Subject: Query: Do-Support

    Dear Colleagues,

    I'm assembling a bibliography on Do-Support in English,* and would appreciate any suggestions. If there's enough interest i'll post a summary.

    *(Any related phenomena -- i.e. the use of a semantically empty auxiliary to bear verbal inflexion when for some reason the main verb can't -- in other languages are also of interest, if you know of any such.)

    Sincerely, Steven ------ Dr. Steven Schaufele 217-344-8240 712 West Washington Ave. Urbana, IL 61801

    *** O syntagmata linguarum liberemini humanarum! *** **** Nihil vestris privari nisi obicibus potestis! ****

    Message 3: Query -- Lakota address

    Date: Wed, 13 Oct 93 15:25:16 ESQuery -- Lakota address
    From: Sean Day <>
    Subject: Query -- Lakota address

    Query -- Lakota address:

    Granted that this is not directly related to linguistics (although such a connection might emerge), I nevertheless thought this would be a good place to begin searching. I have a student who is doing research on Lakota land rights and disputes, and who would like to get in contact directly with Lakota tribe officials. Could someone please give me the/an address for the Lakota tribe? Phone numbers would also be very welcomed. And, of course, e-mail addresses of those directly affiliated with the Lakotas would be estactically received. Thank you. Sean Day Purdue Univ.

    Message 4: Nonverbal communication and FL teaching

    Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1993 13:09:00 Nonverbal communication and FL teaching
    From: <>
    Subject: Nonverbal communication and FL teaching

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    I am trying to find research sources on the general topic "nonverbal communication and foreign language teaching," and would like to know if there is anything beyond some research done in Indiana University in the late 70s-early 80s, plus a few handbooks on specific cultural gestures (mainly Brazilian, Japanese and one dictionary dealing with Spanish). The literature to which I have access shows little or nothing on this topic, but our resources here in the University of Seville, Spain, are pretty limited anyway. Please write to:

    Dario Barrera

    With thanks,

    Dario Barrera